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The Secret to Shortening
Long-Term Unemployment

Bloomberg, by Megan McArdle

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Posted By:garnet, 2/12/2014 8:30:06 AM

So you’ve been fired. Or they just laid off half the department, including you. Maybe you saw this coming, or maybe you should have, but didn’t. Either way, it’s pretty clear at this point: Something has gone terribly wrong. The good news is that you know you have a problem, which is, as the 12-steppers say, the first step to finding a solution. The bad news is, you still have to figure out what to do next.How you answer this question matters a lot. The people who keep moving -- sometimes literally -- may ultimately find that a job loss is

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Country Boy, 2/12/2014 8:49:25 AM     (No. 9729098)

Aside from the high level debate about Unemployment Insurance (which should probably go back to the original 13 week and 26 week extensions only), the internet economy is making people obsolete faster than they are prepared to overcome. Retraining and choosing entirely different careers is not the traditional American Culture. But it is the reality.

It is high time for massively overpaid useless people like obama to keep blaming workers problems on "rich people".

Times have changed, and we desperately need political leaders who can lead, instead of destroy.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ilovedogs, 2/12/2014 8:55:34 AM     (No. 9729107)

Having been one of those people who got laid off in a downturn that I never saw coming, even with the very best of help, it took 2 1/5 years to find permanent full time employment that still doesn´t pay close to what I was making. However, my commute went from an hour one way a day to seven minutes; and I love my new job as much as my old job. BUT it still took 2 1/5 years. And I consider myself one of the lucky ones.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: msjena, 2/12/2014 9:02:27 AM     (No. 9729117)

Good article. This is the longest stretch of high unemployment since the depression. And it´s no surprise, since Obama, like Roosevelt before him, thinks the solution is to punish the rich and throw money at the poor or unemployed. Post-war Europe proved that socialist policies don´t work. Europe is abandoning these failure policies as the US is adopting them. This administration cannot end soon enough. I just hope the voters are smart enough this time to elect a Republican. Even a so-called RINO would be better than this.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: RancherJack, 2/12/2014 11:06:02 AM     (No. 9729293)

Jobs?

(just asking)

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Reply 5 - Posted by: tobias, 2/12/2014 11:55:28 AM     (No. 9729359)

10 weeks unemployment maximum with the understanding that after 10 weeks the government will have them doing the job that the undocumented workers do and will be paid by the person that is normally using the migrants. Or they have to pick one of a number of jobs that are begging for volunteers and work at least 20 hours and spend the other 20 hours looking for or retraining for another job. I feel once a person gets away from having to go work. they lose thier work ethic and their sense of pride in accomplishment.

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